Birth and Rebirth
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||Birth||Anthony Braxton & Max Roach||9:40||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Magic and Music||Anthony Braxton & Max Roach||6:34||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Tropical Forest||Anthony Braxton & Max Roach||5:04||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Dance Griot||Anthony Braxton & Max Roach||5:06||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Spirit Possession||Anthony Braxton & Max Roach||6:40||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Soft Shoe||Anthony Braxton & Max Roach||2:58||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Rebirth||Anthony Braxton & Max Roach||7:12||$0.99||View In iTunes|
The first of drummer Max Roach's two duet sets with multireedist Anthony Braxton consists of seven fairly free improvisations that they created in the studio. Each of the selections (particularly "Birth" which builds gradually in intensity to a ferocious level, the waltz time of "Magic and Music," the atmospheric "Tropical Forest" and "Softshoe") have their own plot and purpose. Braxton (who performs on alto, soprano, sopranino and clarinet) and Roach continually inspire each other, which is probably why they would record a second set the following year. Stimulating avant-garde music.